Olympic 800m finalist Alysia Montano tells SPIKES about her love of the beautiful game and how it helps her on the track
I played soccer from the age of five through high school and I had some offers to play soccer at college. It was a tough choice but I decided to concentrate on track. It made sense academically and from a sporting view. Having said that, I loved team sports.
I played in midfield both centrally and on the left and occasionally as a striker. I wasn’t predominantly right-footed but I had a good left foot and that’s why I played out on the left.